- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The parents of a 21-year-old gay Wyoming college student who was tortured and killed nearly 20 years ago are visiting with high school students in Lexington.

The appearance Thursday of Dennis and Judy Shepard is part of an anti-bullying forum. Mayor Jim Gray, Fayette County school Superintendent Manny Caulk and U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey are also expected to participate.

Hundreds of freshmen and juniors will gather at the district office for the program, and others will participate from their schools through a live classroom feed.

A panel discussion is also planned, and students will be able to submit questions through email and text for the Shepards and others participating.

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